The Bariatric Services Clinic is operating at full capacity using all precautions to ensure the safety of patients and staff and to prevent infection with the Covid-19 virus.
How do we ensure the safety of our patients?
On the way here, we recommend that you always use a mask and disinfect your hands.
Each patient will get a personal taxi at the port or airport, we use taxis where the driver and customer are separated by a partition.
All patients are tested for Covid-19 the day before the operation, until the answer is received on the morning of the operation, the patients are conveniently located in the Viimsi Spa Hotel, which is right next to the hospital and the distance between the hospital and the hotel can be сovered on foot, the hotel is included in the price.
Only persons who have also been tested for Covid-19 are allowed to stay in hospital and visit the patients.
After surgery, we send patients to the port or airport by private taxi, which has partition.
No Covid patients or staff have been identified at our hospital so far.
We take the situation very seriously – no staff member is allowed to come to work if there are any symptoms of illness or known contact with a Covid positive.
At the moment, it is only possible to come to Estonia without quarantine from countries that are on the so-called Green List, restrictions apply to others
An updated list of risk countries is published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs every Friday and comes into force on Monday of the following week. Please see up-to-date information below: https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers#EU%20+%20Schengen
The compulsory self-isolation for people arriving in Estonia depends on whether the relative coronavirus infection rate in their country of origin is above 16. This means that no more than 16 people per 100 000 inhabitants have been infected in the passenger’s country of origin in the past 14 days.
From 1 September, those coming to Estonia from COVID-19 risk countries will have the opportunity to be tested for coronavirus at the airport and port in order to shorten the 14-day restriction on the freedom of movement.
Foreigners can take the test at a cost of 67 euros and can pay on the spot by card.
In the case of a negative test result, the person must stay in limited self-isolation for the first seven days following arrival to Estonia, i.e. the person can go to work and, for example, a shop, but unnecessary contacts must be avoided.
A second test must be performed no earlier than 7 days after the results of the first test, and if it is also negative, a person can have surgery in our clinic.
What happens if you should get a positive diagnosis of Covid-19 in Estonia?
In this case, you will inevitably have to remain in quarantine for 14 days, you may also have to do a re-test in the meantime and if it is negative you can end the quarantine earlier.
If severe symptoms occur, the person is hospitalized in a special hospital.
To be insured against such a scenario and the costs involved, we always recommend that you make travel insurance that covers the covid-19 risk, which covers the possible costs of accommodation, hospital and new airfare.
Do not come for surgery if you have symptoms of upper respiratory diseases or suspect that you may have come into contact with a covid-positive person to avoid a situation where you develop Covid-19 when you arrive in Estonia.